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  • Marvelous Possessionsby Stephen Greenblatt

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the... more...

  • Hamlet in Purgatoryby Stephen Greenblatt

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Stephen Greenblatt sets out to explain his longtime fascination with the ghost of Hamlet's father, and his daring and ultimately gratifying journey takes him through surprising intellectual territory. It yields an extraordinary account of the rise and fall of Purgatory as both a belief and a lucrative institution--as well as a capacious new reading... more...

  • Shakespeare's Freedomby Stephen Greenblatt

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 14.00

    Shakespeare lived in a world of absolutes—of claims for the absolute authority of scripture, monarch, and God, and the authority of fathers over wives and children, the old over the young, and the gentle over the baseborn. With the elegance and verve for which he is well known, Stephen Greenblatt, author of the best-selling Will in the World... more...

  • The Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.40

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and... more...

  • Will In The Worldby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.79

    The theatre for which Shakespeare wrote and acted was a cut-throat commercial entertainment industry. Yet his plays were also intensely alert to the social and political realities of their times. Shakespeare had to make concessions to the commercial world, for the theatre company in which he was a shareholder had to draw some 1,500 to 2,000 paying... more...

  • Learning to Curseby Stephen Greenblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 22.95

    Learning to Curse is a wide ranging collection of essays that uses Marxist, psychoanalytic and historical perspectives to explore the art of the Renaissance more...

  • Hamlet in Purgatory (Expanded Edition)by Stephen Greenblatt

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    In Hamlet in Purgatory , renowned literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt delves into his longtime fascination with the ghost of Hamlet's father, and his daring and ultimately gratifying journey takes him through surprising intellectual territory. It yields an extraordinary account of the rise and fall of Purgatory as both a belief and a lucrative institution--as... more...

  • The Greenblatt Readerby Michael Payne; Stephen Greenblatt

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2008; US$ 122.95

    Stephen Greenblatt is one of the most influential practitioners of new historicism. This Reader makes available in one volume Greenblatt's most important writings on culture, Renaissance studies, and Shakespeare. It also features occasional pieces on subjects as diverse as story-telling and miracles, demonstrating the range of his cultural interests.... more...

  • Shakespeare's Festive Comedyby Stephen Greenblatt; Cesar Lombardi Barber

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    In this classic work, acclaimed Shakespeare critic C. L. Barber argues that Elizabethan seasonal festivals such as May Day and Twelfth Night are the key to understanding Shakespeare's comedies. Brilliantly interweaving anthropology, social history, and literary criticism, Barber traces the inward journey--psychological, bodily, spiritual--of the comedies:... more...

  • Mapping the Renaissance Worldby Frank Lestringant; Stephen Greenblatt

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker Andre Thevat and explores the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery. more...